Talented football players, Neymar and Paul Pogba do not have their names listed in this year’s Goal 25 list.
Despite the fact that both star players tried their best to be constant in the previous editions of Goal since 2013, there is a change at the moment.
After helping Barcelona win the treble Neymar had featured in every list of the world’s top male players since 2011, even finishing as high as fourth in 2015.
Injury which can sometimes not be ruled out od a footballer’s career, showed up as the Brazilian slipped down the standings at the end of an injury-hit first year at Paris Saint-Germain, finishing 24 th, after two further top 10 finishes in the colours of the Catalans.
The menace undoubtedly from all indication has contributed to why Neymar has missed out completely this year, making him stay away during, Copa America, which the Selecao won without him.
As for France international, Pogba who is not exempted from the injury saga, he has other reasons for his name not being listed among the 50.
Despite Paul Pogba’s close relationship with Ole Gunner Solskjaer, the Frenchman’s sour relationship with Jose Mourinho Manchester have also affected his performance during the first half of the 2018-19 season,
Paul Pogba started in good form with Ole Gunnar Solskajaer, having a swell time with the Norwegian and getting making up the Professional Footballers’ Association team of the year.
Another disadvantage that befell him was the Frenchman’s inability to help his side finish in the Premier League’s top four.
In no order of arrangement the players listed below, made Goal’s current top 25 players :
Luis Suarez, Marco Reus, Andy Robertson, Dusan Tadic, Pierrre Emerick Aubameyang, Antoine Griezmann ,Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho, Roberto Firminho, Son Hueng- Min, Trent Arnold- Alexander, Matthijs De Ligt, Allison Becker, Lewandowski, De Jong, Kylian Mbappe, Benardo Silva, Eden Hazard, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kun Aguero, Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah, Lionel Messi, Virgil Van Dijk